The Province will implement the "Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings" policy effective September 22, 2021.


As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities. This approach focuses on higher-risk indoor public settings where face coverings cannot always be worn and includes:


  • Facilities used for sports and fitness activities and personal fitness training, such as gyms, fitness and recreational facilities with the exception of youth recreational sport;
  • Sporting events;

These mandatory requirements would not apply to outdoor settings where the risk of transmission is lower, including patios, with the exception of outdoor nightclub spaces given the risk associated with the setting. In addition, these requirements will not apply to settings where people receive medical care, food from grocery stores, medical supplies and the like. Aligned with public health measures currently in place, indoor masking policies will continue to remain in place.”


You may access your vaccination records online from this link -


Based upon this information, the YCB Board has decided to implement the following protocols to comply with the provincial mandate to keep the club open with minimum impact on its members.  Our goal is to prepare everyone for this mandate and minimize the impact on our members using the club facilities with everyone’s safety in mind.


Regardless of vaccination status, all club members are welcome to continue using the outdoor practice range, 3D and field course in the forest and our washroom facilities. 


However, anyone wishing to use the indoor range must disclose proof of their full vaccination status once to a board member.  If you wish, you may send a digital copy of your vaccination record to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “YCB Validation” in the Subject Line


Once your status has been recorded this confidential document will be destroyed and NOT kept for any reason.


Anyone who is not fully vaccinated or decides not to disclose this information will not be allowed to use the indoor range until further notice. 


Please note that the maximum limit of individuals using the indoor range has been increased to 10 shooters in relation to the most recent COVID guidelines.  More importantly YCB members have demonstrated that sharing the shooting line with fellow archers which make this decision possible. 


Effective immediately, the reservation system will allow 10 individuals to book within a two hour block.  You must book your range slots at least one day in advance before accessing the range.  For the purposes of proper contact tracing, NO ONE will be permitted to walk-in to use the indoor lanes without using the reservation system regardless of their vaccination status.


Anyone who is found in the indoor range without a reservation or without providing their vaccination record to a proper board member will receive a warning for the first offense.  The second offence will result in extended ban from all YCB facilities as determined by the board.  We cannot risk the safety of our club members or possible fines from the regional health office for failing to comply with this mandate.


All participants in archery school, private lessons or parents and YDP participants 12 years or older must comply with the proof of vaccination protocol. 


To maintain the required COVID contact tracking, please tap the outside door key pad whenever you are using the facilities, regardless of your participation (inside or outside).


We encourage everyone to continue exercising the COVID practice of wearing masks, social distancing and effective cleaning protocols. 


These continue to be truly unusual times and ask for your cooperation and patience as we try to address matters like this as we ensure everyone’s health and safety.  We will modify our protocols to provincial and regional guidelines as they are implemented. 


Summary:  Effective September 22, 2021

  1. You must provide your vaccination record to a board member either in person or by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with YCB Validation in the subject line) to access the indoor range facilities.
  2. Up to 10 members may book lanes within a 2 hour block through our online registration system at least a day in advance. Please see point 1.  No reservation – No indoor shooting.
  3. Everyone can use all the YCB outdoor facilities (practice range and forest courses) and washroom without completing Step 1.
  4. Please tap your card on the front door pad every time you arrive on the property and enter the indoor range.
  5. We will continue to keep you informed as the COVID directives impact our club.



York Region Food Bank Collection:

The York Region Food bank is desperately looking for any donation of nonperishable items. I personally challenge everyone to bring at least 3-4 items tomorrow to demonstrate the true nature of our club.  The white donation boxes are located next to the vending machines in the indoor range.


Please stay safe and see you at the club!

Bela Kutasi
YCB President



Located just north of the city of Toronto, York County Bowmen has been home to hundreds of archers for over 50 years.
Whatever your type of bow and style of archery, you will find yourself at home at our diverse facilities.
Club members are able to use the facilities 24/7/365.



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3D Tournament Rules

A 3-D course consists of 20 full sized animal targets distributed at various distances from each other depending on the terrain available. The targets are numbered from 1 - 20 and must be shot in consecutive order. In most competitions there will be a second 20 target course numbered from 21 – 40. Stakes, various distances from the targets, indicate the shooting position for different age and equipment classes. Distances are not marked, judging the distance from the shooting position to the target is part of the challenge. Range finders or cameras are not permitted during any competition. Target sizes will differ depending on the type of animal, although some small animals (mosquitoes or frogs) are enlarged to create a feasible target. Targets will be at different distance from the shooting stakes. The distances may differ from 3 yards to 50 yards. The larger animals are usually used for the longer distances.

The number of archers per group may be between three and five, although four is the preferred number. In the event that one group is holding up the next group on the range, it is courteous to allow the faster group to shoot through. It is important to stay on the marked trails, getting off or going backwards on the trails may be dangerous.

Shooting Process
It is common to use a Shotgun start where groups of archers are assigned a target number to start at. All groups will start shooting on a signal at the same time and shoot targets in rotation to cover all 20 targets. One archer shoots at a time. The order of shooters shall be rotated from target to target. Only one arrow is shot at each target by each archer. Courtesy demands that any chatter is stopped as an archer is at full draw. Ample space must be given to the shooting archer. A time limit of two minutes per shooter is customary. Discussion in regards to yardage is not allowed until all archers have shot this particular target. Arrows are not pulled until all archers have shot. In case of a miss one archer should stay in front of the target while others may look for the missed arrow.

Double scoring is customary during tournaments. Each archer has two score cards. Two of the group of archers are designated to mark the scores on separate score cards while another calls out the scores. The arrows are not to be touched until all agree that the scores are correct. The exact location to score on the animals is marked with indented lines on the body. While these lines are not visible to the naked eye to most archers, binoculars are allowed to determine where the vitals are. Three irregular circles are differentiating scores between an 11, 10 and 8. An arrow touching a line on the outside of the circle counts as if inside the circle. A hit anywhere else on the body except hoofs and horns counts 5 points. Hoofs and Horns count as a miss. In order to score an arrow it must be stuck in the target. Shoot through or bounce-outs must be witnessed by the majority of the group to be scored. All score cards must be totaled and are to be signed by the archer and one other archer of the group before turning them in to the organizer.

Sample Score Card:                                                                                                                 Sample Target:

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Broad Head Targets

There are two broad head target butts located in the outdoor field practice range.  They are labelled with a orange "BH".  Please use standard field points for all other targets (indoor and outdoor).


York Region Food Drive

Please drop off a nonperishable food items into one of the white boxes locate next to the vending machines in the indoor range.

2021 3D Championship Tournament

York County Bowmen held a two day 3D provincial tournament with the support of a core team of volunteers the weekend of August 14 and 15.  We had 67 participants (47 competitors and 20 guest shooters) which included 38 YCB members.  Highlights included impressive performances by all our YCB members whether in the competitive or guest classes.  The Senior Know 50 class was decided by a final one shot shoot-off in the practice field with the complete gallery of spectators to resolve an 839 to 839 tie.  


In the three weeks we secured 12 sponsors from the archery industry for support (60+ donations of product and services totaling $8,114.00 ).  We had a door prize for each participant and there were two additional prizes to be won (Bowtech Realm SR6 RH 60# Optifade Subalpine bow and PSE Coalition Crossbow Package).



The YCB facilities are available to members (Guest Restrictions Currently In Place) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The YCB facilities are available to members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We currently have about 200 members including families and support all archery styles from freestyle compound bows to Olympic recurve to traditional instinctive shooting.  Our new clubhouse has six double lanes indoors and our 50 acres of land contains an outdoor target range, a 70m Olympic target, a 14 station field course and two 3D courses with 20 targets (rubber animals) each.  All this is laid out through picturesque mature hardwood and pine forests.

You can become part of our trusting community, too, practicing & developing your archery skills and enjoying comradery with your fellow members.  All we ask is that members be safe, clean up, follow the rules & regs, help out when able and respect all other archers regardless of their skill level and equipment style.  Our club has enjoyed over 50 years of cooperative operation, run by volunteers for the benefit of current members and future archers in the next 50 years.

Membership at YCB is very simple and affordable. If you think about it the membership works out to be $0.80 a day for an adult membership. What else can you do that offers year round access, good friends, fresh air and exercise for such a low price?